2015 Harry S. Cutting Award Jr. Recipient
Dr. Harvey G. Clermont
SYFS honored Dr. Harvey G. Clermont as the recipient of the 2015 Harry S. Cutting, Jr. Award. The award is named for Cutting, one of the co-founders of SYFS and a noted philanthropist in Shrewsbury.
Dr. Clermont is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Massachusetts-born, and raised in Adams, Dr. Clermont is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and of the Harvard Medical School.He is a retired board certified general and vascular surgeon who has practiced in Worcester since 1973, and is a former U.S. Navy Medical Officer.
Together, with his wife of 50 years, Ann Marie, he has raised 10 children, (three natural born and seven adopted) in Shrewsbury.
Dr. Clermont has been involved with international efforts to help children with life-threatening conditions get the medical treatment they need. He and his family have been a foster family for 35 children that came from impoverished countries to have major heart surgery here in the United States. Thirty-three of these children survived and were able to return to their families with stronger hearts. Dr. Clermont also founded a medical mission called CHANGE which brought health care to many third-world countries in South America.
He is currently the medical director of three free medical clinics including St. Anne’s Free Medical Program in Shrewsbury, which has been providing free healthcare to the underserved and uninsured of the greater Worcester area since 1996. He also is involved with the Greenwood Street Medical Clinic and Akwaaba Free Medical Program in Worcester and founded the Medical Clinic of the Central Massachusetts Shelter for Homeless. When not volunteering at St. Anne’s Medical Clinic, one can find him teaching Pilates at Shrewsbury’s Senior Center.